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I went back to work this week after a rough couple of months switching from Celexa to Paxil...........then withdrawaling from Paxil............then to Xanax and Zoloft...........

Today at work was stressfull............and I felt it..........some Panic tried to sneek in but I took Sickmans advise and went to the restroom to gather my thoughts.........then in an hour or so it was time to take my Xanax........which helped.........but didn't get rid of it..........took the edge off though..........

When I felt Panicky, I thought what if I lose it, what if I go off the deep end here at work................man did the what ifs hit me.........I was irritable and edgy and just wanted to feel better..............

Did I do any of those things "NO" It's just the panic feeding frenzy that gets me so worked up........those scarey thoughts are what feed the panic.........but they can still be overwhelming at times...........

I made it through my day and will go back tomorrow. I won't let this keep me from functioning. I know that I am on a low dose of Zoloft and it takes time for the med to kick in and work and day 9 isn't really soon enough........and I have the Xanax on board to help me with that until it does kick in........but things still won't be all rosey and I have to accept that and move on...........

I was wondering how others here that have to work with this deal with it and get through their day? We already know that those around us don't even know that something is wrong most of the time, we seem okay, it's on the inside that we feel so bad at times............

Kaytee:-)
Well, today went okay. I felt very agitated all day........could have been because of the pressure from knowing I was going to be talked to about my absenses, could have been the Paxil withdrawal (doc says a month before it's completely gone), or could have been my anxiety...........or all of the above mixed together..........

I did feel some stronger panic hit me around 2pm and that is when it is time for my next Xanax, so I took it and after I got home it has eased up...........

I figure I need my job right now for financial reasons, so to muttle through each day and keep on keeping on..........I can either feel bad at home or feel bad at work and be making money while I feel bad hahaha

I do have friends there that are very supportive, so that helps.

Let's hope tomorrow the agitation stuff eases up,

Hey sickman, any thoughts on the agitation? I phoned the doc and she said Paxil withdrawal............and to give it another week or so to calm.........and to take the Xanax..........she had told me I could take four a day, but I've only been taking three, maybe I should increase it for a while??? She says the Xanax helps with agitation.......???

Kaytee:-)
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Well, today went okay. I felt very agitated all day........could have been because of the pressure from knowing I was going to be talked to about my absenses, could have been the Paxil withdrawal (doc says a month before it's completely gone), or could have been my anxiety...........or all of the above mixed together..........

I did feel some stronger panic hit me around 2pm and that is when it is time for my next Xanax, so I took it and after I got home it has eased up...........

I figure I need my job right now for financial reasons, so to muttle through each day and keep on keeping on..........I can either feel bad at home or feel bad at work and be making money while I feel bad hahaha

I do have friends there that are very supportive, so that helps.

Let's hope tomorrow the agitation stuff eases up,

Hey sickman, any thoughts on the agitation? I phoned the doc and she said Paxil withdrawal............and to give it another week or so to calm.........and to take the Xanax..........she had told me I could take four a day, but I've only been taking three, maybe I should increase it for a while??? She says the Xanax helps with agitation.......???

Kaytee:-)


Dear KayT,
You are going to go through a lot of different phases with this. It is easy to get agitation when you are going to be confronted about something that even if you explained it very clearly and they agreed that they understand it, they really don't. Also it is a lot of frustration not just agitation that you feel, I know. Just do your job and don't worry about what they think about it. You can increase your dosage to 4 times a day. You can take 4 a day or 3 and one-half to take the edge off. It is very hard for you, your doctor or I to tell if it is the paxil or adjusting back with work. There is always a lot of added pressure when being off for awhile especially when in the back of your mind you wonder if they fell you are competant to still do the work. Am I getting warm on this or not? You can do your job just as well as before and in fact maybe a little bit better because you will pay more attention to things. The problem is what you think they are thinking. You can't do that. You will start getting an atitude about you and it will stand out. Just work and be carefree and don't let your problems be others problems also. Don't talk about your problems and if asked tell them you are past that now, even if you aren't. You are doing good now compared to most so forget about everything and do your job. You are back, eager to please, so show them that. Tomorrow will be a better day. Be nice

Sincerely,

Sickman :)